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anthm27

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04-08-2019 06:25 AM

I would like to build some low back breakfast bar type stools, instead of having the seat flat I would like to put some curved or round in the seat to make them more comfortable? Also the back could be curved.
Can this be done with a hand held router???
Here is a picture of the type of stools I have in mind.

Thanks in advance.
Regards
Anthm

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#1 posted 04-08-2019 08:07 AM

Anthony, ask Cheryl if she would like to buy you something like this for Easter:-

https://sydneytools.com.au/product/arbortech-ind-fg-100-industrial-woodcarver-blade?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyIq1l4TA4QIVVY-PCh3s

Then have a read of this blog.

I regard to using a router yes you can but you will still need to profile the parts to make them comfortable.

The arbortech or I think a kutzall will speed up the process but be aware it may cover your neighbourhood in wood snow!

Further reading if needed:- https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/268226

Expect lotsa mess!!

-- Regards Rob

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anthm27

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#2 posted 04-08-2019 09:11 AM



Anthony, ask Cheryl if she would like to buy you something like this for Easter:-

https://sydneytools.com.au/product/arbor-tech-ind-fg-100-industrial-woodcarver-blade?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyIq1l4TA4QIVVY-PCh3s

Then have a read of this blog.

I regard to using a router yes you can but you will still need to profile the parts to make them comfortable.

The arbortech or I think a kutzall will speed up the process but be aware it may cover your neighbourhood in wood snow!

Further reading if needed:- https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/268226

Expect lotsa mess!!

- robscastle

Very interesting Rob, I had a good read and see you’ve used the same technique here on the kids stools
https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/257658 , Brilliant work.

I will at some stage pick up an arbortech and or kutzall, I,m still wondering though if I could do it with a router and some sort of a jig that takes out the susceptibility for error using the arbor tech free hand type of thing. Having said that the kids stools you did with it look very uniform indeed, almost as if it was done with a router.
I,m guessing the factories do it with CMCs

Cheers
Anthony

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#3 posted 04-08-2019 09:20 AM

Some info on the Kutzall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=867gCAynTtc

You can use a router to do it as I mentioned earlier, and as your still wondering I decided to go find some examples for you to take a look at, you will need to make a jig modified (obviously the ”Stock Here” is going to be huge and the radius less) for your specific profiles, something similar to this:-

https://www.lumberjocks.com/LesHastings/blog/5388

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 04-08-2019 11:14 AM

I would work the backs on the bandsaw, and the seat parts before glue up on the bandsaw as well and clean up with a small plane or spoke shave. Other methods of chipping out the waste with a power tool of sorts will be messy in the extreme.

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#5 posted 04-08-2019 02:36 PM



I would work the backs on the bandsaw, and the seat parts before glue up on the bandsaw as well and clean up with a small plane or spoke shave. Other methods of chipping out the waste with a power tool of sorts will be messy in the extreme.

- BlueRidgeDog


+1 id say the bandsaw would be the easiest,if you have one, otherwise robs method will get it done.

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#6 posted 04-08-2019 02:46 PM

https://youtu.be/5SveP71RLs4

https://youtu.be/6Dzde1fKSl0

https://youtu.be/wFXqQuIVetM

This one might be best for you application…....but use a dado blade in place of a saw blade and follow you line. That will get rid of a lot more waste
https://youtu.be/V3AOcthN7dg
https://youtu.be/WrzGGA79kfU

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anthm27

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#7 posted 04-09-2019 12:11 AM



Some info on the Kutzall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=867gCAynTtc

You can use a router to do it as I mentioned earlier, and as your still wondering I decided to go find some examples for you to take a look at, you will need to make a jig modified (obviously the ”Stock Here” is going to be huge and the radius less) for your specific profiles, something similar to this:-

https://www.lumberjocks.com/LesHastings/blog/5388

- robscastle

Cheers Rob for taking the time to find and pass on all that info. That along with the Video links that Alaskan Guy has sent through below, I really have learnt a lot overnight, As we discussed on the phone it really seems remarkable that if used properly how accurate those kutzalls or arbotechs can be.

Thanks again
Regards
Anthony

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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anthm27

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#8 posted 04-09-2019 12:13 AM


I would work the backs on the bandsaw, and the seat parts before glue up on the bandsaw as well and clean up with a small plane or spoke shave. Other methods of chipping out the waste with a power tool of sorts will be messy in the extreme.

- BlueRidgeDog

I would work the backs on the bandsaw, and the seat parts before glue up on the bandsaw as well and clean up with a small plane or spoke shave. Other methods of chipping out the waste with a power tool of sorts will be messy in the extreme.
- BlueRidgeDog

+1 id say the bandsaw would be the easiest,if you have one, otherwise robs method will get it done.

- pottz

Thanks for the input Blue Ridge and Pottz, I only wish I did have a band saw, one day I will, but here in Hong Kong I just simply dont have the room to have one set up.

Regards
Anth

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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anthm27

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#9 posted 04-09-2019 12:15 AM

This one might be best for you application…....but use a dado blade in place of a saw blade and follow you line. That will get rid of a lot more waste

- AlaskaGuy

Thanks for taking the time to post all those links and outlining several different ways of going about it, I clicked on all the links and watched most of it , definitely learnt a lot there. Thanks again

Regards
Anthm

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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#10 posted 04-09-2019 02:06 AM

Anthony, you could use an ‘Arbourtec Carving Disc’ that fits on a standard grinder.
You can do serious cuts down to fine cuts then belt sand the rest.
.
https://sydneytools.com.au/product/arbortech-ind-fg-100-industrial-woodcarver-blade?gclid=Cj0KCQjw4qvlBRDiARIsAHme6otBC3kvyBDGs_ByYWwgSfIL3U804f9JgEtEPYkCHelx-KtXzBWuxGsaAot2EALw_wcB
.

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anthm27

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#11 posted 04-09-2019 02:38 AM



Anthony, you could use an Arbourtec Carving Disc that fits on a standard grinder.
You can do serious cuts down to fine cuts then belt sand the rest.
.
- Grumpy

Thanks Tony , yes Interesting, I,ve been chatting to RobCastle about them also.
At the moment I,m just trying to compare the two Arbourtec products . Turbo Planer here verses The wood carver “here
Im not sure which is better, Im thinking the turbo plane is a newer product and seems to be a bit finer.

Thanks for the heads up.
Regards
Anthony

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#12 posted 04-09-2019 10:15 AM


Can this be done with a hand held router???

- anthm27

Method using a gimbal router sled to carve a curved seat platform:
https://www.popularwoodworking.com/projects/aw-extra-42414-gimbal-jig/

Cheers!

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#13 posted 04-09-2019 10:27 AM

I have the turbo, it’s awesome.

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#14 posted 04-09-2019 02:29 PM

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anthm27

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#15 posted 04-09-2019 10:17 PM



Can this be done with a hand held router???

- anthm27
Method using a gimbal router sled to carve a curved seat platform:
https://www.popularwoodworking.com/projects/aw-extra-42414-gimbal-jig/

Cheers!
- CaptainKlutz

Thanks for the input Captain,
Rushing to work at the moment but will be sure to have a good research on this when I get back
Thanks again

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